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It Wasn't Alzheimer's. It Was MSG.
     

It Wasn't Alzheimer's. It Was MSG.

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by Adrienne Samuels, Ph.D.
 
Part memoire, part history, part exposé -- you will meet the men and women who manufacture and market toxic chemicals poured into food. Meet those who do research for pay, and learn how they rig their studies to conclude that they have not found MSG to be harmful, and how they get government, the media, and the medical community to do their bidding. Meet the

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Part memoire, part history, part exposé -- you will meet the men and women who manufacture and market toxic chemicals poured into food. Meet those who do research for pay, and learn how they rig their studies to conclude that they have not found MSG to be harmful, and how they get government, the media, and the medical community to do their bidding. Meet the man who supplied researchers with study designs and neurotoxic aspartame to use in placebos. And meet his friends at the FDA -- friends like Michael R. Taylor, FDA Deputy Commissioner for Food and Tipper Gore’s cousin, who for years has moved through the revolving door between Monsanto, the USDA, the industry law firm of King and Spalding, and the FDA.

This is the story of one man’s battle to survive unlabeled poisons in food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and dietary supplements; poisons found even in infant formula. It’s a book for those who care about the toxic potential of MSG and/or aspartame, and those who have interest in the fine points of FDA/industry collusion.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940148580034
Publisher:
Adrienne Samuels, Ph.D.
Publication date:
05/31/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
189
File size:
834 KB

Meet the Author

Adrienne Samuels, Ph.D., was the wife of MSG activist Jack Samuels. Mother and grandmother, she is an experimental psychologist by training, and educational psychologist by degree. She holds a B.S. degree from Northwestern University where she graduated with distinction and departmental honors. She won her Ph.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison where she studied with Chester Harris and Julian Stanley, both statisticians.

In 1988, in an attempt to better understand the etiology of Jack’s life-threatening sensitivity to man-made glutamic acid (MSG), Adrienne undertook an investigation of the literature on MSG toxic reactions in animals and adverse reactions in humans, finding that MSG is a neurotoxin and endocrine disruptor, and that industry studies which claim otherwise are all badly flawed. She has written extensively to the FDA and to various members of the Congress. She has testified before the Advisory Committee on the Food and Drug Administration and submitted testimony to the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, Life Sciences Research Office on the “Evaluation of the Safety of Amino Acids and Related Products,” and on the “Analysis of Adverse Reactions to Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) FDA Docket No. 92N-0391;” and was a plaintiff in the law suit Truth in Labeling Campaign, et al., Plaintiffs vs. Donna Shalala, et al., Defendants, brought to require that MSG in processed food be identified on product labels. She has authored “MSG: A Review of the Literature and Critique of Industry Sponsored Research,” “MSG and the FDA: Historical Perspective,” “MSG: Food for Thought but Not for Eating,” “The Toxicity/Safety of Processed Free Glutamic Acid (MSG): A Study in Suppression of Information;” co-authored “MSG: The Truth and Consequences;” and written a number of shorter letters and papers. She is co-founder and director of the Truth in Labeling Campaign.

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It Wasn't Alzheimer's. It Was MSG. 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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